January 1, 2006
In the absence of universal health insurance coverage, large numbers of low-income or disadvantaged Americans rely on safety net providers. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's safety net grantmaking has aimed at expanding access to health. This cha ...
October 1, 2013
Increased use of the emergency department and the type and severity of ED visits is explored in this research.
September 23, 2002
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) launched a new program, Urgent Matters. The $4.6 million program is designed to reduce emergency department crowding and to assess the condition of the health care safety net.
Program to support the development and implementation of best practices to relieve emergency department overcrowding, and help communities understand the interdependence between the health care safety net and the rest of the delivery system.
February 25, 2011
Program Results Report
Urgent Matters was a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that aimed to relieve emergency department overcrowding, improve patient care and increase patient satisfaction.
February 4, 2011
Stony Brook University Medical Center developed and implemented a standardized process with tracking and accountability for emergency department (ED) consult requests.
February 4, 2011
St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis improved door to bed, length of stay and patient satisfaction by reducing delays in ED triage and registration.
February 1, 2011
Urgent Matters Learning Network II final report shares case studies, results, success and lessons learned.
May 1, 2010
A study of diabetes prevention and management programs implemented by community-based organizations in the Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV) of the Texas-Mexico border region finds 19 free or low-cost programs based on state and national guidelines.
April 1, 2010
RWJF Urgent Matters Initiative shows progress in developing standardized performance measurement and reporting in EDs.